Magnetic resonance imaging of the liver: true fast imaging with steady state free precession sequence facilitates rapid and reliable distinction between hepatic hemangiomas and liver malignancies.

@article{Numminen2003MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic resonance imaging of the liver: true fast imaging with steady state free precession sequence facilitates rapid and reliable distinction between hepatic hemangiomas and liver malignancies.},
  author={Kirsti Numminen and Juha Halavaara and Helena M Isoniemi and Pekka O. Tervahartiala and Leena Kivisaari and Jussi Numminen and Krister V A H{\"o}ckerstedt},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={571-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the capability of the true fast imaging with steady state free precession (true FISP) sequence in the distinction between hemangiomas and malignant liver lesions. METHODS Sixty-eight patients with 45 hemangiomas and 51 liver malignancies were included in this study. A 1.5-T magnetic resonance system and a phased-array body coil were used. In addition to true FISP, breath-hold and fat-suppressed, T2-weighted, half-Fourier single-shot turbo spin echo (HASTE) and both… CONTINUE READING